Old Davis by Kat Riddell

Old Davis

February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Ribbed Mountain Lace
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
(25)49in/(63)124cm circumference and 9in/23cm deep
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Old Davis is a character in the poem “A Fountain, a Bottle, a Donkey’s Ears, and Some Books,” in which he and the poem’s narrator spend a day in the mountains.

There’s a line at the beginning of their journey, “Ascending to descend to reascend.” I was struck by this line upon my first reading, and it, as well as the poem as a whole, has stayed with me over the years.

Old Davis is a cowl for everyday adventures, unexpected destinations, and the people and experiences that stick with and shape us.